May 24, 2022

Roundup: Fast Facts and Stats About Students and Education in the U.S. (2015)

A new roundup (incl. infographic) with a selections of statistics about students and education provided by the U.S. Census is now available online. Each entry includes a direct links to the source of the data.

Here are a few entries from the document:

$8.2 Billion

The estimated amount of money spent at family clothing stores in August 2014. Sales at bookstores in August 2014 were estimated at $1.6 billion.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services

78 million

The number of children and adults enrolled in school throughout the country in October 2013 — from nursery school to college. They comprised 25.9 percent of the entire population age 3 and older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, School Enrollment – Social and Economic Characteristics of Students: October 2013, Table 1


The number of colleges, universities and professional schools in the United States in 2013. There were 1,006 junior colleges.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 County Business Patterns|ALL-6113


Percentage of those in 2012 who had a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering or math — commonly referred to as STEM — and were not employed in STEM occupations.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey

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